It didn’t leave my book in a puddle, but Yodel still bungled my delivery
I bought a book on eBay last week. It was delivered on Friday, safe and sound, but on the way, I had some bumps, and a bizarre conversation with a customer service assistant that made me wonder quite what was going on. Welcome, once again, to the world of Yodel. I hadn’t realised the book I ordered...
How a smear test got me a £10 trip to Paris
I’ve done some bizarre things to save cash. But having a smear test to get a cheap trip to Paris is a contender for the top of the list. Before we start, to do this trick you need to be a PruHealth insurance member. I get it free through my other half’s employer. PruHealth gives customers “vitality...
Valentine’s Day – whose side are you on?
Ding, ding, ding! It’s time to pick sides. Are you the romantic, sensitive kind who loves Valentine’s Day in all its slushy glory or the cynical type who thinks Valentine’s Day is nothing more than a chance for Cupid to rob you blind with that little bow and arrow of his? The Beatles sang All You Need...
The gadget that shines a light on cold spots
Forget the iPhone, Samsung Galaxy and Kindle Fire. The funnest gadget I’ve used for years is … Black & Decker’s Thermal Leak Detector. The gizmo, which looks like something out of Ghostbusters, uses infra-red technology to detect temperature. The aim’s to pinpoint cold spots in your home, so you know where to insulate. It sounds complex, but...
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